“Great tribulation” (Matthew 24:21); “Mark of the beast” (Revelation 16:2) or “Six hundred threescore and six” (Revelation 13:18).
Unfortunately, when the foregoing words are mentioned untold numbers of people usually react with fear or fearfulness. Many people make statements such as: “I am not going to be here”. Furthermore, many preachers today are telling their congregations not to worry saying: “You will be going up soon in the rapture”. But, are these statements correct? What does the word of God say about the end of time or the end of years?
“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads. And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name” (Revelation 13:16-17).
“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, ‘Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?’” (Revelation 13:4).
However, GOD’S ELECT will NOT worship the beast! As it is written:
“And ALL THAT DWELL UPON THE EARTH SHALL WORSHIP HIM, whose [NAMES ARE NOT WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE OF THE LAMB] slain from the foundation of the world.
[IF ANY MAN HAVE AN EAR, LET HIM HEAR]” (Revelation 13:8-9).
We are GOD’S ELECT should we be alive when that time comes have NO ONE AND NOTHING TO FEAR in this world!
“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches” (Revelation 2:29).
“[FEAR NONE OF THOSE THINGS] which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: [BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH], and I will give thee a [CROWN OF LIFE]” (Revelation 2:10).
“[FEAR NOT, LITTLE FLOCK]; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).
“[I AM WITH YOU ALWAY, EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD]. Amen” (Matthew 28:20).